When life gives you zucchinis, make soup. Not just any soup, but chilled zucchini basil soup.
Chilled soup is the next best thing to ice cream and other frozen desserts during the warmer summer months. Soup is also very helpful in getting you back in shape and ready for bikini season.
When in doubt, take small steps.
I bought pomegranate seeds the other day. I thought I’d sprinkle it some yogurt, toss it in a salad, or maybe brighten up my morning oatmeal. I did all of that and still had some seeds leftover. What else was I supposed to do with them?
When I’m in doubt, I make a cake.
May 15th was National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! Who comes up with these fun ideas? I have no clue, but it doesn’t matter. I enjoy partaking in such festivities and the activities that go along with it. I made these cookies on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate.
Everyone has their go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe. Be it a family recipe that has been passed down generations or the recipe from the back of a chocolate chip package, everyone has a favorite chocolate chip cookie. It has a predictable taste and a comforting aroma that sends endorphins to your brain taking you to your happy place.
If you are going to cheat on your diet, you better do it with some macaroni and cheese. I know swimsuit season is around the corner, but I couldn’t resist. I made fried chicken the other night and succumbed to making mac and cheese as well.
I apologize in advance that this mac and cheese is far from fat-free. However, it is different. Instead of the usual cheddar cheese, I’ve used a combination of Italian cheeses– mozzarella, parmesan, asiago, fontina, provolone, and pecorino romano.
I spent summers of my childhood in the Philippines. We’d spent half the time in the city and enjoy the remaining time in the quieter, more beautiful countryside. Out in the countryside, we would buy live chickens from nearby farms and outdoor markets. With the common brownouts and loss of electricity, it was a better idea to purchase live chicken than have raw meat rotting in the warm fridge. We would only buy what we needed so there was never any waste or uneaten food.